Salem clerk hopes video catches repeat robber

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by KGW Reporter Erica Heartquist

NWCN.com

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 6:26 PM

SALEM, Ore. -- A robber strikes twice at the same convenience store and now the Salem store owner is worried about what that crook will do next.

Vanessa Cabellero turned to KGW hoping the public might know the masked man.

Cabellero said it all started about two weeks ago, at her South Salem mini-mart located in the Highland Gardens Plaza.

She said the man first stole a few drinks from her cooler.

She caught him and banned him from the store.

On Sunday, surveillance video showed him walking around the outside of the store. Two minutes later, Cabellero said he walked in wearing the same clothes and a mask. He grabbed about $300 worth of cigarettes before running off.

Cabellero filed a police report but said if the man's that desperate, she's worried about what he'll do next. "I feel victimized because he tried to scare me. He yelled but I was too far away for him to push, punch or do anything to me," said Cabellero.

Salem Police arrived within minutes after Cabellero pressed her store's panic button. "We're following up on leads. The victim was able to give us information and we are able to actively follow-up on it," said Lt. Dave Okada with the Salem Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salem Police Department.

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